Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT
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W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D. 
Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy 

Seeing the Blind Spots: A Consultation Group for Examining White Therapists' Privilege 


Jane Ariel, PhD, LMFT


In this consultation group we will examine White Privilege and how that is present in the room with clients of same and different racial and cultural identities.  By definition, those that are privileged often don't see, or can lose conscious awareness of their privilege, in a way that those who are not privileged cannot.  Group members will examine their privilege not only as white skinned clinicians, but also other areas where they hold privilege or area where they are not privileged, and this intersectionality.  In this consultation group, we will be creating a group of up to 10 clinicians committed to working together monthly, for six sessions, with the guidance of Jane Ariel, PhD, MFT, who is a teacher, author, and specialist in working with professionals and cultural awareness and competence.

Jane Ariel, PhD, LMFT is a psychologist in Oakland, California, and works with individuals, couples, and families.  She has been an adjunct professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and has also worked with the Women's Therapy Center and other institutions in the Bay Area.  She is an active member of the American Family Therapy Academy, and works with Visions, a national organization dealing with issues of equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.